Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Robert T. Kiyosaki - Rich Dad, Poor Dad

The introduction sounds very exciting.

This is an easy read, Robert T. Kiyosaki simplifies every concept to the minimum.

The book deliver valuable content, and the take home message is "Wake Up, Take the Time, Train Yourself and Do It Everyday"

"Workers work hard enough to not be firedt, and owners pay just enough so that workers won't quit."

"For Winners, losing inspire them. For Losers, losing defeats them." [Inspire them to train, get better and succeed next time]

"tax lien certificates instead of CDs"

"How can I afford it?"

"My income comes from a Nevada corporation"

"I always make offers with escape clauses. 'subject to approval of business partner'. Most people do not know that my partner is my cat."

"Think Bigger First"

Suggested readings:

Peter Lynch - Beating the Street
Joel Moskowitx - The 16% Solution, 2009 Edition: How to Get High Interest Rates in a Low-Interest World with Tax Lien Certificates
Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller - Updated for the 21st Century
Donald Trump - Trump: The Art of the Deal

Thursday, February 5, 2009

C drive running out of space

- delete obsolete user accounts, temp files, temporary internet files, log files uninstall useless programs add-ins)
- move your %temp% to another drive (Right-Click on My-Computer - Manage - Advanced - Environment Variables and change the variables TEMP and TMP for the User and for System)
- Move to another drive (Right-Click on My-Documents - properties, change the target)
- Move the Pagefile.sys to another drive (Right-Click on My-Computer - Manage - Advanced - Performance Settings - Advanced - change, define on your second drive whatever was defined on your C drive, and set your C drive to 64-64 or so)
- If like me you have never uninstalled a Microsoft update and are not planning to do so, delete Microsoft Updates uninstall information, C:\windows\$NtUninstallKB933729$, you could very well have a few hundreds of these.
- While you are at it you can also remove the Windows service pack installation files, C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles and uninstallation files C:\Windows\$NtServicePackUninstall$
- Clear *.Log under c:\windows c:\windows\system32\logfiles
- uninstall from c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files
- Clear C:\windows\Downloaded Installations